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Nothing is worse than having a persistent, irritable, and painful sensation in your foot. Especially, around your heel and arch. In some cases, this could be Plantar Fasciitis. One way people get rid of this condition is compression socks. Plantar fasciitis socks, also referred to as compression socks, should be tried if you are experiencing plantar fasciitis-related foot and heel pain and aren’t getting much relief from painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. 

What are Plantar Fasciitis socks?

Plantar fasciitis socks are socks designed to support and relieve individuals suffering from plantar fasciitis. This condition causes pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia, the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. These socks are typically made from a combination of materials, such as nylon, spandex, and Lycra, which provide a snug fit and help to compress the plantar fascia, providing support and reducing pain.

Some plantar fasciitis socks also feature gel inserts or other types of cushioning, which can help to alleviate pressure on the heel and provide additional support. Doctors often recommend plantar fasciitis socks as a conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis and can be worn throughout the day to help manage pain and discomfort.

How do they work?

Compression socks are beneficial for plantar fasciitis as they reduce the mobility of your feet by providing support to arches and ankles. Therefore, your alignment is improved and your feet tissues do not get stressed. They also help in preventing injuries due to exercising in bad posture.

Even when you are not standing, the compression sock is lightly pressing the soles of your feet and the arch of your foot to support your foot. By maintaining a slight stretch in the plantar fascia and enhancing blood flow and reducing swelling, this support helps to lessen plantar fasciitis-related pain.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Pain on the bottom of the foot, especially near the heel.
  • Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning, or after a long period of rest.
  • Greater pain after (not during) exercise or activity.

How Can Doncaster Foot Clinic Help You?

At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we are able to support you with advice on how to get back on your feet more comfortably. Our team are experts in Plantar Fasciitis and can help you on your road to recovery by using clinically-approved, gold standard treatment. You can reach us by email or by calling us at 01302 342 971, and we’ll help you find the right podiatrist for you. To stay up to date with our clinical updates and specials, follow us on Facebook

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Plantar Fasciitis Socks: How do they work?